I just installed my first Ubuntu desktop as a dual boot with Windows 7. I had to install without internet access because my wireless wouldn't connect, it's not possible to use a wired connection.
My USB WiFi adapter was bought off Ebay recently and says compatible with Linux. For it to work with Win 7, I had to install the driver provided in the Ebay listing, it's a link to download a zip file.
I tried downloading the zip and copying it to Ubuntu but when I try to run
Setup.exe I keep getting "An error occurred while loading the archive. Meanwhile I keep getting asked for my wireless password (which isn't working). The Ebay listing with the driver is item number 261161990604.
Can anyone help get me online? Thanks a lot!
Using Ubuntu 12.10
lshw -C network shows:
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user. *-network description: Wireless interface physical id: 2 bus info: usb@1:5 logical name: wlan0 serial: 00:0f:13:05:1c:1d capabilities: ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192cu driverversion=3.5.0-17-generic firmware=N/A multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter